How to switch from Effexor to Lexapro?
- 10 Apr 2007 by julianne0000
I started taking Effexor in Dec. 06. It worked ok for awhile but recently I haven't felt that it is doing me any good plus I lost tons of weight and it has affected my sleep patterns.
My dr. is putting me on Lexapro tonight and tells me to STOP using effexor as of today.
I asked her over and over -is that safe?? anyone out there?? What would you think?
13 Apr 2007
Using 2 SSRI or SNRI drugs together may lead to Serotonin Syndrome... which can be fatal. That's why your doc wants you to quit the Effexor now.
But, your doc should warn you that you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms from the Effexor even while you're taking Lexapro. Many people think it's a problem with the new drug and stop taking it, but it's actually the drug you stopped that is causing the grief.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I love taking Effexor XR for my panic attacks, but I cannot have an organism. I have heard that Lexapro has less sexual side effects.
3 answers • 4 Nov 2010
So I have only been taking the lexapro for less than two weeks, but it seems like a miracle drug so far. I'm so incredibly abitious now. Since I ...
4 answers • 9 Sep 2012
Week one of tapering off the Effexor while adding lexapro and I am having stomach issues. Is this normal? First I thought it was a bug because my son ...
1 answer • 10 Jan 2013
I also take 1 mil of colonzapham twice a day.. I want to stop the Effexor.. Thank you
1 answer • 4 Feb 2013
My psych switched me from Xanax to Ativan in January to help with newly recurring panic episodes. We also decided to switch from Effexor to Lexapro ...
3 answers • 23 Mar 2013